Silver Coin of a Parthian King

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 October 2016
Silver Coin of a Parthian King

On this coin, the unknown king wears a royal headband tied around his carefully coiffured hairstyle. Around his neck is a multiple neck ring (torque) and his v-necked jacket is ornately decorated with pearls. From Seleucia on the Tigris, modern-day Iraq, circa 80 BCE. (The British Museum, London).


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 19). Silver Coin of a Parthian King. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5916/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Silver Coin of a Parthian King." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 19, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5916/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Silver Coin of a Parthian King." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Oct 2016. Web. 21 Oct 2019.

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